Keita Nishiyama
Deputy Director-General for Economic and Social Policy Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
Visiting Professor, Chuo Graduate School of Public Policy

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Keita Nishiyama is the Deputy Director-General for Economy and Social Policy at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) in Japan. He also currently serves as a visiting professor at the Chuo Graduate School of Public Policy.

Mr. Nishiyama began his career in 1985 when he joined the Ministry of International Trade and Industry. In 2002, he was appointed Director of the IRCJ Task Force in the Cabinet Office to establish the Industrial Revitalization Corporation of Japan (IRCJ) as an emergency rescue organization for processing bad debts. He held this position until 2004, when he was appointed Director of the Asia and Pacific Division at METI.

From 2007-2009, he served as Director of the Industrial Structure Policy Division and became a chief-architect of Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ). After INCJ was established in 2009, he served as Executive Managing Director and then co-COO at INCJ until 2012. Meanwhile, during the aftermath of 3/11 Fukushima Nuclear Accident, he also served as the Secretary-General for the Task Force for Management and Financial Investigation of TEPCO at the Cabinet Secretariat.

Mr. Nishiyama earned his MA from Oriel College at the University of Oxford in 1992. In 1985, he earned an LLB at the University of Tokyo.

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